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28 March 2009 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Airpower Summary for March 27: F-15Es protects friendly ground forces AFNS 28 Mar 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations March 27, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
  • Spartans provide watchful eye in southern Iraq Army News 28 Mar 2009 -- Iraqi and American Soldiers went door-to-door to speak with community leaders about information concerning operational security and illegal weapons smuggling along the roadways that line the banks of the Al Kahla River in southern Iraq March 23.
  • 10th IA Division locates weapons cache in Maysan marshes Army News 28 Mar 2009 -- Iraqi and American troops found a weapons cache during 'Operation Chattahoochee,' a cooperative effort to search Maysan Province by ground, water and air for illegal munitions March 18.
  • 1st Air Cav cases colors for upcoming deployment Army News 28 Mar 2009 -- Threatening clouds and sprinkles of rain hovered over Cooper Field in ominous circumstances but could not deter the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade from holding their color casing ceremony, March 25, as the brigade made their final preparations for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Iraq-French Trade, Diplomatic Cooperation On Upswing RFE/RL 28 Mar 2009 -- France says it plans to open more diplomatic missions in Iraq in the near future.
  • International Relief Agency Welcomes Obama Plan for Afghanistan VOA 28 Mar 2009 -- The international relief agency, Oxfam, is welcoming the increased development aid for Afghanistan announced by President Barack Obama Friday. A representative from the organization commented on the administration's plans at a Capitol Hill forum, coinciding with the release an Oxfam report calling for reform of U.S. foreign assistance.
  • Karzai Says US War Strategy 'Better Than Expected' VOA 28 Mar 2009 -- The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan welcomed the Obama administration's new plan for the conflict in the region on Saturday, with each highlighting key parts of the strategy for praise.
  • Karzai Welcomes New U.S. Strategy For Afghanistan RFE/RL 28 Mar 2009 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is in "full agreement" with the thrust of Washington's new strategy to deal with rising violence and the spread of extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Taliban reject Obama policy as ‘eye wash’ to deceive world IRNA 28 Mar 2009 -- Afghan Taliban Friday rejected as ‘eye wash’ US President Barak Obama's new strategy for Afghanistan and said ‘the US must be ready to receive’ more bodies of their soldiers in the coming days.
  • Truck Laden With Explosives Impounded In Afghanistan RFE/RL 28 Mar 2009 -- Security officials in Afghanistan's Khost Province have impounded a truck loaded with more than three tons of explosives.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Recharging the deployment battery Army News 28 Mar 2009 -- If there is one thing that soldiers value, it is their time off. For those Soldiers on deployment, their time off is especially valuable. With long hours, stressful missions and less than desirable living conditions, it's no wonder that soldiers look forward to a few weeks off to relax and return to a "normal" life.
  • NCO Academy develops stronger IA leaders Army News 28 Mar 2009 -- The mission for Military Transition Teams (MiTT) is a special one. Following in the footsteps of many Soldiers who traveled to distant lands to conduct foreign internal defense missions, they help mold and mentor maturing armed forces to become more self sufficient.
  • Japan Deploys Ships Ahead of North Korean Rocket Launch VOA 28 Mar 2009 -- Japan deployed three guided missile destroyers Saturday with orders to shoot down any debris from a North Korean rocket that might stray into Japanese airspace.
  • N.Korea missile launch to complicate security - UN Sec. Gen. RIA Novosti 28 Mar 2009 -- The launch of a missile by North Korea would complicate peace and stability in northeast Asia, the UN secretary general said Saturday.
  • Tokyo dispatches destroyers to intercept North Korean missile RIA Novosti 28 Mar 2009 -- Japan dispatched two destroyers from their base in the Nagasaki Prefecture to the Sea of Japan on Saturday prior to a planned missile launch by North Korea, the country's defense ministry announced.

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • 31 rebels killed as Sri Lankan troops repulse LTTE attacks IRNA 28 Mar 2009 -- At least 31 Tamil Tigers were killed and over 30 injured in fierce fighting with Sri Lankan security forces in the northern war zone as the troops repulsed a series of LTTE attempts to breach their forward defense lines, the military said Saturday.
  • Sudanese Activists Warn Thousands of IDPs Will Flee Darfur VOA 28 Mar 2009 -- Sudanese human rights activists are urging the international community to prepare for the mass movement of internally displaced people in Darfur as critical aid starts to give out.

News Reports

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